six three-point attempts before finally converting from beyond the arc in the third quarter.
Two more three-pointers quickly followed as the Rockets pulled away.
Houston finished November with a 12-1 record, with two six-game winning streaks bracketing a lone home defeat to the Toronto Raptors on November 14. Harden said they don’t intend to let up. “We’re never satisfied,” Harden said. “Right now we’re playing pretty well. We’re going to go on the road and continue what we’ve been doing.”
he San Antonio Spurs, third in the West, were fueled by 41 points from LaMarcus Aldridge as they handed the Memphis Grizzlies a ninth straight defeat, 104-95.
Aldridge notched his fourth game with 30-plus points this season, coming up just three points shy of his regular-season career high of 44 points.
“It feels good -- I’m taking my time and finding my shots and trying to make the other guys better,” said Aldridge, who connected on 17 of 24 from the field.
In Orlando, Aaron Gordon scored 40 points to help the Magic snap a nine-game losing streak with a 121-108 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Gordon’s second career 40-point game included six three-pointers. He also pulled down 15 rebounds.
“We were tired of the losing that kills your spirit,” Gordon said. “So we went out and played like we wanted this one.”
In the East, the New York Knicks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 115-86 win over the Miami Heat.
Enes Kanter scored 22 points for the Knicks, who got a scare when Latvian forward Kristaps Porzingis exited in the opening minutes with what was diagnosed as a sprained right ankle.
In Philadelphia, 76ers rookie Ben Simmons scored 31 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in a 118-113 victory over the Washington Wizards.
He connected on 15 of a whopping 29 free throw attempts, 24 of those coming in the fourth quarter alone as Washington tried to exploit his weakness from the foul line.